Consolidating itunes files
Digital music files may have one of the following file extensions: ". Or you can allow i Tunes to copy your files and then manually delete them from the original location.Or you can keep two copies of each digital music file.
On the Advanced tab, look in the box under "i Tunes Media folder location" for the location of your i Tunes Media folder.i Tunes uses i Tunes library files and your i Tunes Media folder to organize and store your media.Your i Tunes library files track the media you add to i Tunes, how you've organized it, and other information such as playlists.When you first install and set up i Tunes, it may automatically search for your digital music files and add them to the i Tunes library. If you allow this, there will be two copies of each of your digital music files on your PC, doubling the amount of memory your files take up.If i Tunes is already installed, you will have to transfer your music manually. If you don't know where they are, double-click on "My Computer" and search for digital music files. You can decide to leave your digital music files where they are and i Tunes will be able to play them.A quick look at the folder sizes inside my Mac Book hard drive shows that the i Tunes folder occupies a large area on that near-full storage space.
To regain some room to breathe, I decided to move my collections to an external drive.
To change the location, click the Change button and enter a new location.
After you change the location of the folder, existing files won't be moved unless you consolidate your files.
After asking around and browsing the net, I found several ways to achieve this goal; from the easiest – almost automatic – way, to the script-compiling complicated way.
In the end, I picked the easiest and most obvious way: the i Tunes way.
In 2007, nearly four years after the Music Store launch, Steve Jobs wrote “Thoughts On Music”, in which he called upon record labels to abandon the DRM strategy:“Imagine a world where every online store sells DRM-free music encoded in open licensable formats.